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Friday, April 18, 2014

The Blair Witch Project


The Numbers Rating: 5.89 (19 votes) Rate it - Rating Details
Rotten Tomatoes Rating: 85% - Fresh
Theatrical Performance
Domestic Box Office $140,539,099
International Box Office$107,760,901
Worldwide Box Office$248,300,000
For full financial breakdown, please contact our research team.
Production Budget:$600,000
Theatrical Release: July 14th, 1999 (Wide) by Artisan
Video Release: October 5th, 2010 by Lionsgate Home Entertainment
MPAA Rating: R
Franchise: Blair Witch Project
Keywords: Found Footage
Source:Original Screenplay
Genre:Horror
Production Method:Live Action
Creative Type:Contemporary Fiction
Prints and Advertising Budget $6,500,000
Budget Source:ew.com
Running Time:87 minutes

Budget Note

According to film-maker Eduardo Sanchez in an interview with Entertainment Weekly, the total amount spent on The Blair Witch Project prior to release was "probably $500,000 to $750,000." The "original budget to get the film in the can was probably between $20,000 and $25,000." Making a print and a sound mix took the total cost to "probably... in the neighborhood of $100,000." Once Artisan bought the rights, "they put another half-million dollars into it." Our budget figure is an estimate of the final cost of making the film that was seen in theaters, including the re-shoots and sound mixing done in partnership with Artisan.

Cast

Heather Donahue    Heather Donahue
Michael C. Williams    Michael Williams
Joshua Leonard    Joshua Leonard
Bob Griffith   
Jim King   
Sandra Sanchez    Woman with Baby (Interviewee)
Ed Swanson   
Patricia Decou   

Weekend Chart Record

DateRankGross% ChangeTheatersPer TheaterTotal GrossDays
1999/07/16 16 $1,512,054   27 $56,002   $1,572,173 5
1999/07/23 17 $1,978,171 +31% 31 $63,812   $5,039,324 12
1999/07/30 2 $29,207,381 +1,376% 1,101 $26,528   $36,140,299 19
1999/08/06 2 $24,347,345 -17% 2,142 $11,367   $80,049,728 26
1999/08/13 3 $14,501,038 -40% 2,412 $6,012   $107,279,782 33
1999/08/20 5 $7,265,546 -50% 2,538 $2,863   $120,645,836 40
1999/08/27 8 $4,219,020 -42% 2,352 $1,794   $128,076,668 47
1999/09/03 8 $4,077,463 -3% 2,297 $1,775   $133,839,255 54
1999/09/10 10 $1,631,535 -60% 1,933 $844   $136,266,612 61
1999/09/17 12 $806,363 -51% 1,436 $562   $137,642,473 68
1999/09/24 15 $486,318 -40% 947 $514   $138,433,816 75
1999/10/01 21 $267,285 -45% 584 $458   $138,880,282 82
1999/10/08 17 $487,885 +83% 924 $528   $139,468,795 89
1999/10/15 21 $329,448 -32% 692 $476   $140,012,961 96
1999/10/22 36 $165,448 -50% 408 $406   $140,327,994 103
1999/10/29 42 $91,408 -45% 232 $394   $140,473,773 110
1999/11/05 61 $28,866 -68% 107 $270   $140,530,114 117

Daily Chart Record

DateRankGross% ChangeTheatersPer TheaterTotal GrossDays
1999/07/14 20 $31,276   1 $31,276   $31,276 1
1999/07/15 20 $26,143 -16% 1 $26,143   $57,419 2
1999/07/16 16 $500,000 +1,813% 27 $18,519   $560,000 3
1999/07/17 17 $500,000 n/c 27 $18,519   $1,060,000 4
1999/07/18 15 $501,000 n/c 27 $18,556   $1,572,000 5
1999/07/19 14 $351,745 -30% 27 $13,028   $1,923,918 6
1999/07/20 14 $375,152 +7% 27 $13,895   $2,299,070 7
1999/07/21 14 $353,960 -6% 27 $13,110   $2,653,030 8
1999/07/22 14 $376,915 +6% 27 $13,960   $3,029,945 9
1999/07/23 17 $456,000 +21% 27 $16,889   $3,486,000 10
1999/07/24 18 $519,500 +14% 31 $16,758   $4,005,500 11
1999/07/25 17 $650,000 +25% 31 $20,968   $5,039,324 12
1999/07/26 12 $491,571 -24% 31 $15,857   $5,530,895 13
1999/07/27 12 $427,423 -13% 31 $13,788   $5,958,318 14
1999/07/28 12 $436,119 +2% 31 $14,068   $6,394,437 15
1999/07/29 12 $408,997 -6% 31 $13,193   $6,803,434 16
1999/07/30 2 $8,234,000 +1,913% 1,101 $7,479   $15,037,000 17
1999/07/31 2 $10,170,000 +24% 1,101 $9,237   $25,207,000 18
1999/08/01 1 $9,400,000 -8% 1,101 $8,538   $36,140,299 19
1999/08/02 1 $5,433,192 -42% 1,101 $4,935   $41,573,491 20
1999/08/03 1 $4,896,368 -10% 1,101 $4,447   $46,469,859 21
1999/08/04 1 $4,440,653 -9% 1,101 $4,033   $50,910,512 22
1999/08/05 2 $4,110,697 -7% 1,101 $3,734   $55,021,209 23
1999/08/06 2 $7,805,000 +90% 2,142 $3,644   $63,507,000 24
1999/08/07 2 $8,775,000 +12% 2,142 $4,097   $72,282,000 25
1999/08/08 2 $7,757,000 -12% 2,142 $3,621   $80,049,728 26
1999/08/09 2 $3,443,381 -56% 2,142 $1,608   $83,491,109 27
1999/08/10 2 $3,404,412 -1% 2,142 $1,589   $86,895,721 28
1999/08/11 2 $2,859,325 -16% 2,142 $1,335   $89,755,046 29
1999/08/12 2 $2,659,180 -7% 2,142 $1,241   $92,414,226 30
1999/08/13 3 $5,065,000 +90% 2,412 $2,100   $97,445,000 31
1999/08/14 4 $5,380,000 +6% 2,412 $2,231   $102,825,000 32
1999/08/15 3 $4,006,000 -26% 2,412 $1,661   $107,279,782 33
1999/08/16 3 $1,616,086 -60% 2,412 $670   $108,895,868 34
1999/08/17 4 $1,711,073 +6% 2,412 $709   $110,606,941 35
1999/08/18 4 $1,377,799 -19% 2,412 $571   $111,984,740 36
1999/08/19 4 $1,253,231 -9% 2,412 $520   $113,237,971 37
1999/08/20 5 $2,582,000 +106% 2,538 $1,017   $115,820,000 38
1999/08/21 6 $2,843,000 +10% 2,538 $1,120   $118,663,000 39
1999/08/22 5 $1,983,000 -30% 2,538 $781   $120,645,836 40
1999/08/23 5 $783,994 -60% 2,538 $309   $121,429,830 41
1999/08/24 5 $870,053 +11% 2,538 $343   $122,299,883 42
1999/08/25 7 $704,779 -19% 2,538 $278   $123,004,662 43
1999/08/26 6 $657,337 -7% 2,538 $259   $123,661,999 44
1999/08/27 7 $1,257,000 +91% 2,618 $480   $124,919,000 45
1999/08/28 7 $1,657,000 +32% 2,618 $633   $126,576,000 46
1999/08/29 9 $1,182,000 -29% 2,352 $503   $128,076,668 47
1999/08/30 7 $409,125 -65% 2,352 $174   $128,485,793 48
1999/08/31 7 $446,131 +9% 2,352 $190   $128,931,924 49
1999/09/01 8 $348,183 -22% 2,352 $148   $129,280,107 50
1999/09/02 8 $338,949 -3% 2,352 $144   $129,619,056 51
1999/09/03 8 $734,000 +117% 2,301 $319   $130,353,000 52
1999/09/04 8 $1,147,000 +56% 2,301 $498   $131,500,000 53
1999/09/05 8 $1,167,000 +2% 2,297 $508   $132,667,000 54
1999/09/06 12 $726,577 -38% 2,297 $316   $133,839,255 55
1999/09/07 7 $291,113 -60% 2,297 $127   $134,130,368 56
1999/09/08 8 $212,084 -27% 2,297 $92   $134,342,452 57
1999/09/09 8 $199,739 -6% 2,297 $87   $134,542,191 58
1999/09/10 10 $450,000 +125% 2,297 $196   $134,992,000 59
1999/09/11 10 $638,000 +42% 1,933 $330   $135,586,000 60
1999/09/12 10 $416,000 -35% 1,937 $215   $136,267,000 61
1999/09/13 10 $112,743 -73% 1,937 $58   $136,379,355 62
1999/09/14 10 $145,741 +29% 1,937 $75   $136,525,096 63
1999/09/15 10 $128,191 -12% 1,937 $66   $136,653,287 64
1999/09/16 10 $128,882 +1% 1,937 $67   $136,782,169 65
1999/09/17 12 $227,000 +76% 1,437 $158   $137,009,000 66
1999/09/18 12 $328,000 +44% 1,437 $228   $137,337,000 67
1999/09/19 14 $222,000 -32% 1,437 $154   $137,642,473 68
1999/09/20 13 $73,676 -67% 1,434 $51   $137,716,149 69
1999/09/21 12 $86,418 +17% 1,434 $60   $137,802,567 70
1999/09/22 12 $71,397 -17% 1,434 $50   $137,873,964 71
1999/09/23 13 $67,947 -5% 1,434 $47   $137,941,911 72
1999/09/24 15 $121,000 +78% 945 $128   $138,063,000 73
1999/09/25 15 $191,000 +58% 945 $202   $138,254,000 74
1999/09/26 15 $123,000 -36% 947 $130   $138,433,816 75
1999/09/27 15 $40,002 -67% 947 $42   $138,473,818 76
1999/09/28 15 $48,508 +21% 947 $51   $138,522,326 77
1999/09/29 15 $42,934 -11% 947 $45   $138,565,260 78
1999/09/30 15 $41,494 -3% 947 $44   $138,606,754 79
1999/10/01 20 $67,000 +61% 588 $114   $138,674,000 80
1999/10/02 19 $104,000 +55% 588 $177   $138,778,000 81
1999/10/03 19 $69,000 -34% 584 $118   $138,880,282 82
1999/10/04 19 $21,791 -68% 584 $37   $138,902,073 83
1999/10/05 18 $28,378 +30% 584 $49   $138,930,451 84
1999/10/06 19 $24,002 -15% 584 $41   $138,954,453 85
1999/10/07 17 $27,405 +14% 584 $47   $138,981,858 86
1999/10/08 16 $121,000 +342% 924 $131   $139,103,000 87
1999/10/09 16 $201,000 +66% 924 $218   $139,304,000 88
1999/10/10 15 $161,000 -20% 924 $174   $139,468,795 89
1999/10/11 16 $65,650 -59% 924 $71   $139,534,445 90
1999/10/12 14 $54,166 -17% 924 $59   $139,588,611 91
1999/10/13 14 $51,351 -5% 924 $56   $139,639,962 92
1999/10/14 15 $51,818 +1% 924 $56   $139,691,780 93
1999/10/17 19 $100,000   696 $144   $140,012,961 96
1999/10/19 16 $41,498   696 $60   $140,089,139 98
1999/10/20 17 $39,508 -5% 696 $57   $140,128,647 99
1999/10/21 17 $41,184 +4% 696 $59   $140,169,831 100